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“1964: The Tribute,” a band that re-creates the early music of the Beatles, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

The performance at WCU will take place on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance in the United States. Nearly 74 million people tuned in to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show” on CBS-TV on Sunday night, Feb. 9, 1964, to see the mop-haired Brits, all in their early 20s, play and sing five songs. It was the largest television audience in history at the time.

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Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 3, for a spring semester concert at Western Carolina University by fast-rising star Kacey Musgraves, winner of the Country Music Association’s “Best New Artist” trophy for 2013.

Musgraves will perform Wednesday, April 9, at WCU’s Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center. The show, part of her “Same Trailer, Different Tour” concert series, will begin at 8 p.m. The concert was originally set for Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of WCU’s Homecoming weekend, but was pushed to the spring semester because of scheduling conflicts.

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Western Carolina University will host “An Evening with Gloria Steinem” in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

Tickets to attend Steinem’s address cost $15 for non-WCU students and go on sale at the Bardo Arts Center box office on Friday, Jan. 24.

An award-winning writer and activist, Steinem has been involved globally in feminist and social justice movements for more than four decades and is currently working on a book about her years as a feminist organizer titled “Road to the Heart: America as if Everyone Mattered.”

A journalist whose work has ranged from editorial columns to investigative pieces, Steinem co-founded Ms. magazine, dubbed the first national magazine to offer a feminist worldview, in 1972 and continues today to serve as a consulting editor.

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The Western Carolina University School of Music will present Domenico Cimarosa’s opera “The Secret Marriage,” a rarely performed masterpiece that will be sung in English, on Friday, Jan. 24.

Funded in part by the university’s Artist-in-Residence Program, the opera will be produced as a semi-staged version with a small chamber ensemble accompaniment. It will feature WCU student vocalists Robert Helma, Brandi Moon, Austin McDowell, Corinne Minor, Bekka Mayen and Cameron Someliana performing with WCU student instrumentalists and string players from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is a unique partnership between the School of Music and the Asheville Symphony, providing educational opportunities for WCU students and performance opportunities for orchestra musicians.

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